Sounds of the Spirit – a Musical Path into Spiritual Traditions

The rhythm of the drums, the vibration of the gong, the timeless sounds of the Kirtaan and the Veena, each provides a unique path into understanding the traditions whose sacred music they express. On June 11, we will once again gather to learn about and celebrate the beautiful vibrations that make up our sacred sounds.… Read More

Make a Joyful Noise

On a Sunday in April, the community is invited to the first of a two-part series exploring the place of music in worship across faith traditions. Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook will moderate a panel discussion and introduce musical presentations on music in the Abrahamic faiths. Presentations will begin with a… Read More

World Sabbath at Temple Beth El, Sunday March 5

Each year, our community has a beautiful opportunity to come together, across religious, racial, and cultural lines, to promote peace and healing. We invite you to the annual community-wide World Sabbath on Sunday, March 5, at 4 pm at Temple Beth El. It will be a beautiful interfaith celebration of song, spirit, dance, and communal… Read More

Bridging Religious Boundaries 2017 Glazer Institute on Judaism Thursday, February 16

In 1943, during the dark days of World War II, Rabbi B. Benedict Glazer sought a way to soften the hatred and prejudice so bitterly dividing Detroit. One solution, he felt, was to bring together clergy friends to discuss understanding and mutual respect. Annually, he invited several Protestant ministers to Temple Beth El to hear an outstanding authority… Read More

Metro Detroit Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observances

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step… Read More

New IFLC Community Building Committee creates”Ask A…” series

As the IFLC takes on a greater and greater role in the metro Detroit area, working on religious literacy, health care, building an interfaith network and sharing information, it is clear that our next step is to bring more people into the crucial work of community building by reaching out into the community. The Community… Read More

Taking a Deeper Dive into Judaism

  Did you know that Jewish law contains 613 commandments from the Torah (the first five books of the bible) that are called mitzvot? Are Jews a cultural or religious group? Was the Torah written by man or by God? In our Exploring Our Religious Landscapes series, we’ve had a wonderful chance to visit many houses… Read More

Register now! Conflict Transformation Series with Peacemakers Dan Buttry and Monica Boomer

Has there been conflict in your religious congregation?  Has there been conflict in your family?  Has there been conflict in your community? Can we handle these conflicts from the best of our various religious traditions, or do we often respond to our conflicts with the worst in ourselves and sometimes even with the worst expressions… Read More

Come Learn about the “Word of Wisdom” and the Book of Mormon

In 1820, young Joseph Smith was visited by God and by Jesus Christ in the woods near his New York home. In early fall of 1823, the angel Moroni visited Smith and showed him where the golden plates inscribed with the text of the Book of Mormon were buried. Four years later the angel delivered… Read More